Corte Zuccaro

Nardò, Puglia, Italy
A Heart-Centered Remodel

The turquoise gemstone swimming pool dropped deeply into the ancient courtyard of this historical home gives the residence its modern name, which translates to Sweet Courtyard. Inspired by the riads of Morocco, the outdoor space at this venerable townhouse occupies its heart, filling what was once a humble stable with abundant plant life, plump bean-bag seating, colorful textiles, and an alfresco entertaining zone anchored by an outdoor shower.

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This globally-inspired remodel in Nardò’s ancient city center is all heart. Redesigned with an emphasis on creating a peaceful outdoor living space, the home’s plant-filled central courtyard is sunken deeply within the old stone walls of the town’s pedestrian center, adjacent to an ancient convent where nuns lived cloistered for centuries. 

This villa for rent in Italy offers guests a surprisingly unique, secret-garden-styled getaway, especially given that the residence occupies a 16th-century building within a public plaza alive with cafes, benches, and an imposing central monument. 

Two years in the remaking, the home’s elegant Renaissance façade hides its modern renovation. With design inspiration from Morocco’s riads—oases of peace and beauty hidden within ancient walls—the owners have created an airy, refreshing space where the focus is living outdoors.

One of the home's two bedrooms opens into the secret courtyard, while the other is at the home’s entrance. Both bedrooms are vaulted and intimate, furnished thoughtfully with antique pieces and selected artworks with a distinctive vintage appeal, softened by breezy curtains. Polished concrete floors and smoothly plastered walls offer a soothing backdrop, and the bedrooms’ private bathrooms have modern vessel or poured concrete sinks and vanities, and deep, walk-in showers.

The townhome’s living area has a mid-century modern feeling to it, with intriguing, one-of-a-kind furnishings, sofas, and poufs. The galley-styled kitchen opens to the home’s courtyard heart and features modern appliances melded with cool antique conversions. Outdoors, a rectangular pool stands elevated and glowingly lit at the patio’s center, surrounded by plants and plenty of places to lounge.


AROUND

Located in the historical center of Nardò, this villa for rent in Italy is walking distance to the café-lined Piazza Salandra and is located in a primarily pedestrian neighborhood known for its tight maze of streets dotted with small plazas and many churches. The nearby beaches of Porto Selvaggio, Santa Caterina, and Santa Maria al Bagno are all about a 10-minute drive, and Nardò’s Torre Uluzzo is a favorite spot for a sunset swim.

Considered a gem of Italian Baroque architecture, Nardò is loved by those who prefer off-the-beaten path locales and traditional Italian village charms, plus ultra-easy beach access on two seashores. Set in Puglia’s Salento region, in Italy’s boot heel, Nardò feels remote and is favored by Italians seeking to avoid more touristed areas. Known for its unassuming lifestyle, clean waters, fishing hamlets, and Baroque era villages, the region also offers abundant vineyards, olive groves and nature reserves to explore. 

Nearby Grottoglie is a ceramics destination, and recreation opportunities include beach combing and sunbathing on the Adriatic and Ionian seas, cycling, fishing, kite-surfing and hiking. When it comes to the pleasures of the table, Nardò is known for its fresh fish, peppery olive oils, and healthy, locally-grown produce.


LOCATION

Nardò, Puglia, Italy. Nearest airport: Brindisi


BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October

 
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Corte Zuccaro
Nardò, Puglia, Italy
Inspired by Moroccan Riads

The turquoise gemstone swimming pool dropped deeply into the ancient courtyard of this historical home gives the residence its modern name, which translates to Sweet Courtyard.

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Overview Barbecue, double-pane windows throughout.
Air Conditioning Split type ductless system
Heating Radiant heating, split type ductless system
Kitchen Fully equipped, natural gas stove top, electric oven, Lavazza coffee maker, exterior barbecue
Internet Wifi throughout the house
Washer Yes
Pool The pool is not fenced in and is 160cm deep all the way through, except for a step where the water is knee-high. Absolutely no diving.
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 kings
Kitchen Fully equipped, natural gas stove top, electric oven, Lavazza coffee maker, exterior barbecue
Bathrooms 2.5
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 4 nights
Check-In 4-9:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Cleaning €150
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required prior to check-in via electronic transfer to owner
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Firm
The guest will receive a refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancelation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Not suitable for children; the pool is not fenced in and is 160 cm deep all the way through, except for a step where the water is knee-high. Absolutely no diving. Corte Zuccaro is in the historic downtown area of Nardo, a restricted access area. You cannot drive or park by the house; you'll be fined.

No smoking, not even in the courtyard. No pets. No parties or events. Quiet time in the courtyard after 11 pm. Respect the rubbish rules and collection days. Do not use the white bathroom towels provided in the pool or at the beach.

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